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Geometry: Cubic curves and totally geodesic subvarieties of moduli space May 18, 2016 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Curtis McMullen (Harvard University)
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The moduli space M_{g,n} of Riemann surfaces with marked points comes equipped with a natural distance function, the Teichmueller metric. We will discuss the known subvarieties that are totally geodesic for this metric, including the unexpected, recently discovered example of a totally geodesic complex surface.  This is joint work with Ronen Mukamel and Alex Wright.

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